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30 Years of TCP/IP Dominance Began with a Deadline

Jan 04, 2013, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

Thirty years ago, something that we could never do today in the networking world, changed our world.

On January 1st 1983, the 'old' Internet (aka ARPANET) shut down connectivity to all hosts running the NCP protocol. That's right, a total shutoff, a 'flag' day where one service just ended. NCP had to die for the modern Internet to be born.

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